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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, June 17, 1957
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INDIANA: Partly cloudy, warm and humid with widely scattered thundershowers likely tonight. Tuesday hof with widely scattered t h u n der- Low tonight 70 to 76. Temper- noon 94 degrees. Sunset 8:15 showers, Bture 12 p.m.. sunrise Tuesday 5:17 a.m. tiros [ "YOUR HOME TOWN LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY NOW IN OUR .113th YEAR HOME EDITION Founded 1844— Fo* All D«pMrtm«»«» Phone 4141 LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 17, 1957. United Pre» Wire* 7 »•* Sl«*t . Price Per Copy, Seven Cents HEAT WAVE FOLLOWS FLOODS Good Business For Logansporl Schools It is with a feeling of deep regret that I must recommend, that the cumulative building fund be raised from 50c to Sl.OO. I realize that each person paying $100.00 in taxes would have to pay about S7.00 or $8,00 more per year if this recommendation is accepted. Logansport can pay in cash without bonding for the schools they will need in the next ten years, barring a rapid growth or some other unforseen contingency, if the cumulative building fund is raised to $1.00. However, if it remains at the 50c level, it will wean that taxpayers will be paying 1'or the construction costs, plus as much as ICO',;, more for interest charges on long term bonding under a building corporation. We cannot defer action in this regard or we will be automatically deciding that we prefer to pay double the construction costs. Added rooms for our junior-high students must be ready for September 19ri9. A cumulative buildinp, fund should be used for capital Investments. As in any other business, this should include new buildings, acquisition of land, and remodeling projects. It should not include repair which should be paid from current operating funds. We will enter next school year with virtually all of our classrooms filled and will be using some rooms that are not really fit for classrooms. In order to judge for yourself our classroom needs, please notice the number of sludenls enrolled this year in our classes: Kindergarten 442 3st .... 424 2nd 405 ;ird 390 ! 4th 409 51 h 309 6th • 304 ( 7th 318 8th 340 9th 340 '. Jflth .- 348 i llth 253 I 12th 20.1. [ You will notice thai we had Hi28 children in our first I four grades, without parochial students. Compare this with | 1142 sludenls in grades 7 through 12, and this includes parochial sludents. If you want your children to attend a full day of, | school in the future, you as a citizen should study the above facts and make your wishes known. j (Signed) Charles L. Sharp Supt. of Schools City Swelters In High 90's For Second Day JLogansport's 97 Degrees Reported Highest Reading in Entire State Sunday LOGANSPORT TEMPERATURES Sunday ................. 77 ................ 7!) ................ 82 ......... • ...... 84 ................. SB ................ 88 ................. 90 ................. SI ................. 92 ................. OG 7 a.m . ft a.m 9 a.m 10 a.m . 11 a.m 12 noon 1 p.m 2 p.m . 3 p.m . 4 pMn !> p.m . 6 p.m . 7 p.m , 8 p.m 9 p.m . 10 p.m . 31 p.m ,, Midnigit 1 n.m 2 a.m . 3 p.m 4 p.m 5 n.m 6 a.m .. 7 n.m ., 8 a.m .. !> a.m 30 a.m .. 31 a.m S« 94 89 STUDENTS JOIN LONGCLIFF STAFF FOR SUMMER Monday Defeat Second Attack /*\ r* * *i o• i r r>*ii On Civsl Rights Bill Southern Members of House Fail in New Move to Attach Jury Trial Amendment. By UNITED I'ltKSS The House defeated a second Bouthern attempt to attach a "jury trial" amendment to President Kisenhower's civil rights bill. A new jury trial amendment wa.s rejecicd by a non-record vole of 1B3-111. Although the amendment was worded differently from one the House rejected last Friday, • supporters of the bill said its effect would be the same—lo require trials In contempt of court (vises that might arise under the bill. The House prepared f'tr a final vole late today. If the llou.se ipassees it, as expected, the fight 1hen will ship., to the .Senate Tuesday. Other congressional news: Furm: Sen. Carl T. Curtis 'R- Keh.) introduced a bill ti> create a live • n.ember, bipartisan board <:hargcd with developing new indus- tna' uses for farm products. Pay Kiilsc: Spokesmen for five croup!) representing postal workers told the House Post Office Committee Congress has a "moral Six Drowned As Heaf Wave Grips Indiana Tliou.siind.s of Hoosicrs Flock lo Streams nnd Lakes lo Ksciipe Torrid Temperatures liy UNITED PRESS At least six persons drowned Sunday as Ihousands of lloosiers flocked to Indiana's lakes and streams In escape a heat wave which sent temperatures into Ihe 'MX throughout the state. Two Marion men drowned near a dam on the Mississincwa Hivcr at Marion. The body of Kddie Calbe 't, 211, was found a low hours But officials .. HI .. 80 . 7!) .. 7K .. 75 .. 74 .. 7-1 .. 7J .. m :. si .. K!i .. 88 , 91 VI noon i)4 J p.n Logansporl had the dubious distinction of being the hottest place in the state Sunday and Monday as the city was enveloped in the first major heal wave of the season. The Logansporl newspapers recording thermometer showpd the mercury climbed to a peak of 97 degrees here bclween 4 'and 5 p.m. Sunday, and the Monday aflernoon peak was expected lo be even greater since the temperature had reached 91 degrees at noon, six degrees higher than the same hour Sunday. The highest reading reported elsewhere in the. slalc Sunday was 93 degrees. The local swimming pool attendance climbed with (.he mercury. A tola! of L2II8 persons used the pool Sunday, including J.I03 children and 185 adults. Although this was. below the record, it did set a record of $230,55 in a single day's receipts. This was due to the fact that the swimming prices have increased from 25 cents for adults and 10 cents for children to 35 cents for adidts and 15 cents for children, Pool Manager Kenneth McKeever explained. Many people found sleeping difficult Sunday night as 'the humidity and heat combiner! to turn bedrooms inlo regular steam biiths. Current Consumption lllsi'S Kieclric fans and air conditioners were gelling their first big workout of the season. This was evident at the municipal light |mu j |y| rs plant where the peak load jumped i' rw( ,| v(i '' from 12,750 kilowatt hours last Monday morning to more than ]<1,000 this Monday morning. This Death Toll Climbing As Temperature Soars At Least Twenty Persons Perished in St. Louis Area Floods; Swimming Tragedies Add to Toll in Five States. By UNITED PRESS The eastern half of the nation sweltered in the year's first major heat wave today in the wake ot killer storms that caused flood disasters at St. Louis, Mo., and other points in the Midwest. At least 20 persons were killed in week-end storms that dumped record rains on the St. Louis area. Torrid Heat Is Promised Rest of Week (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) Twelve of Hie fourteen college students working al iMtigcttlt during the summer months are shown above. They lire, from left to right, first row: Jnmes Edward Barnes, Dorjs Kreamcr, Sharon Stackhouse, Nancy Dnvtil, Louise Moss and Clayton Miller; sceonil row: .fames Burl Veldcll, Mary Mel Karris, Marjorie Kisher, .lennni! Fiinni, John Hoffman and Alan Wrlglcy. Civil War Grips Haiti; 50 Slain; 200 Wounded New Military Junta Determined to Crush Opposition of Ousted President Fignole. PORT-AU-PRINCE (UP)—Haiti was precociously quie!. early today under the muzzles of the army lommyguns that lulled ot least !>0 persons and wounded 200 in a .savage outbreak of week-end [violence. The number or political prisoners clapped into i'orl-au-Prinec's jails during the clash was estimated between 500 and 1,000. Brig. Gen. Antonio Kcbremi, John Sullivan, Twelve Mile Banker, Dies Native, Lifetime Resident of Twelve Mile Dies at Dukes Hospital, Peru John Tedford Sullivan, 71, of Twelve Mile, the vice-president, and a director of the Twelve Mile State Bank, died al; 10:1(1 a.m. Sunday at Dukes hospital at Peru. He had been ill two weeks with i era o[ Fignole, but a radio report a heart condition. isaid the prisoners included at who ousted provisional President Daniel Fignole Fric(ay, .appeared to be intont on stamping out opposition to his military junta regime quickly and fit any cost: Fignole fled into exile. Most of Ihe casualties of the week-end outbreak were .luppurl- A native and lifetime resident of Twelve Mile, he was born March 5, lllllii, tlio son of John and Dora (Jones) Sullivan. He was married Nov. 1(1, l!)09, at Decdsville to Minnie Uemiiston, who survives. lie belonged to the Twelve Mile Kill) church and was a charter member of the Twelve Mile Masonic lodge, No. 1)7.'!. Surviving with the widow are a son, Lloyd L., Twelve Mile; a daughter. Miss K. Ann Sullivan, also Twelve Mile; a granddaughter; and two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Swank was .still below the record of more after the tragedy. continued t« drag the area through j responsibility" to grant postal em- ployes a fair ami prompt pay raise. Th(;y said wages now arc 40 to 15 per cent below those need- {drowned while" 'i <-d to maintain an "adequate living vitiddy Fork Oci *Umdurd." County Atomic: 'IVic Senate attempted to complete action today on the treaty implementing President F.iscnhower's alom.s-for-p c a c c jilnn. Under It the United States join an gani/.alion for pooling nuclear materials to be used for peaceful purposes. Major opposition collapsed after a provision was included that the United Sl.'itc.ii could withdraw if the Senate up-j disappeared beneath the surface, po.sed any changes in the treaty's! id's body was found about five llie night for the body of Ed Kaylor, 2'i. Barbara Wright, 15, Bordcn, swimming In Creek .in Clark She was pulled out by bystanders and artificial respiration was applied for an hour before she was pronounced dead. William Hughes, 21, Indianapo- Grahle, bolh of brother and two sisters are deceased. Friends may call after 7 p.m, Monday at the McCain funeral home in Denver. Lust rites will be lis, drowned on an outing with his wife and relatives al a gravel pit on the edge of Indianapolis. nesses said Hughes was swimming in the center of the pit when he suddenly called for help and charter. Rackets: Sen. Pat McNamara (Ij-Micli.) has charged that tin; Senate Rackets Committee will not look as thoroughly into man- *Kument corruption as inlo labor racketeering. He said the cornmit- t'.'i.' has evidence of several cases of business leaders being involved io corruption hut that these concerned less "sensationalism" than charges against union officials. ANSWER CALL TO BANK An overheated motor in the First National Hank elevator •hiifl hroughl all trucks of the fire department's central station to the scene shortly after 10 o'clock Monday morning. hours laler. Sharon Duffey, 10, Winchester, drowned in n pond on her grandfather's farm eight miles soutlv west of Portland. She was wading wi'h her little sister, Shirley, 7, and her uncle, Johnnie Bond, H. All three children fell Into a deep hole. Dixie Burnett, 1?, East Gary, drowned in Lake Michigan at Miller lieach in Gary. Dixie .was swimming about 60 fcol from shore with a sister, Fay, 13, and a girl friend, Audrey Keyes, 14. The girls apparenSy panicked when Ihey stepped into a dropoff, A life guard pulled the girls out, but it was too late to save Dixie. than 15,1)00 set last ccemher, when ali of the Christmas lights were on, light plant officials reported. The electric load was much greater than had been anticipated, they said. They also noticed thai consumption wits far above normal Sunday. Purveyors of Ice cream and cold At Home of Relative drinks also were (iolng n brisk business as the long-delayed summer weather appeared In have arrived- with a vengeance. The temperature did not drop below the »o degree mark in Lo- ganspoi". until 1 a.m. Monday. After struggling downward to 71) degrees al 0 a.m., il bounced righl buck to 1)0 degrees an hour lalcr for one of Ihe fastest rises of the year. ' WANT ADS Get you quick action PHONE 4141 held al 2 p.m. Wednesday ul Ihe Twelve Mile liUB church, Ilia Rev. (iiiberl Mans and the Rev. Clyde Abbot, in charge. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery here. Illinois Woman Dies Mrs. Mary Geneva Patterson, 57, a resident of IClmlmrsl, III., died at .11 p.m. Sunday at the home of her brolher-in-law, Richard Patterson, route 2. She had boon visiting at that residence while on vacation. Death was allrihuted to a heart al.laclt. Born in While county on Jan. 30, lildfl, she was the daughter oC least one leading partisan of Sen. Louis Dejoie, another candidate for president in the deferred elections. , . KomlhlockH Thrown Up Army roadblocks cut off travel n.'id communication between Porl- au-Prlnce and the provinces, making it impossible to obtain firsthand reports on conditions outside the capital. No large-scale violence was reported. Unconfirmed reports thai Dominican troops are massing along the' border that bisects Ihis tropical island In preparation for an invasion of Haiti were denied by Dominican Ambassador Porfirio Basora. The junta officially acknowledged killed' only and Hull .12 persons were '20 arrested in the Robert and Minnie (Onkin) Davidson. The deceased was n member of the Delphi Presbyterian church nnd the Rnssvi'.le 0£S. Survivors include her husband, Paul, a sister, Mrs. Nellie Musselman, Peru; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Chase-Miller chapel where friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday. Final rites will be conducted there ul 2 p.m. Wednesday wilh the Rev. F. A. Pfleicleror officiating. Burial will be made in the Keeps Creek cemetery, week-end disorders, but Ihe actual casually figures were known to be much higher. The trouble started al. midnight Saturday, a few hour.s after word of Fignole's safe arrival in New York was received here. Roving bands of Plgnolisls, defying curfew regulations, surged out of the slums to set fire to buildings and heave huge rocks .Into the streets. No AnierlcaiiH JIiH'1 Al. least one tourist hotel was stoned by the mobs, but none of the handful of Americans visiting Port-au-Prince was injured. The army WHS quick lo retaliate. Before dawn, t o in m y g u n stiuads marched into the districts of La Saline, Eclair and Portnil St. Josef, raking flimsy shacks wll)h indiscriminate gunfire. 14 Students Employed At State Hospital Five Cas.s County Residents Among Group Working During Summer Months Five Cass county residents are among 14 college students who are employed at the Logansport state hospital during the summer months June through August, according to Ralph Gary, personnel director. To qualify for the program Ihe student must have completed two years of college. Efforts ar« mode to place the student in a department comparable to' his college major, Gary snid. Some of the students have been in the program two or three years. The Logansport sludenls, Ihe department in which they arc employed nnd the college Ilicy arc attending are: Nancy David, vocational therapy, .Indiana university; John Hoffman, recreation, Manchester college; Louise Moss, recreation, Purdue university: and Frank Smith, recreation, Indiana university. The other Cass county resident is Alan Wrigley of Walton, psychology department, Indiana university. The oilier college students who are summer employes are: James Edward Barnes of. North Manchester, music therapy, Manchester college; Mary .Mel Fan-is, of Lexington, N. C., laboratory, Wake Forest college; Mnrjorie Fisher of Itockwell, N. C'., laboratory, Wake Forest college; ,'lcanne Fiinni, of jSandusky, 0., music therapy, Ohio university. Doris Kremiier of TCcwannn, recreation, Ball State Touchers college; Dale Loomis of Peru, medical, Indiana university; Clayton Miller of Converse, chaplaincy, Drew university; Sharon Slack- house of New Albany, laboratory, Indiana university; and James Burl Ycldell of Nashville, Tenn., medical, Mcharry Medical college, Nashville, Tenn. This is the second summer al. Longcliir for John Hoffman, Joanne Fiinni, Dale Loomis nnd Sharon Stackhrmse, and is Ihe third sunv met 1 for Marjorie Fisher. Flash floods drove some 6,000 T , . •,„.,, ,, ,. . persons from their homos in tha Hoosicrs Will Continue to | area| bu , many of ,. hem began re . Swelter With Tempera- turning Sunday as the raging waters receded. Swimming accidents also claimed a heavy toll of lives as ttircs in Nineties By UNITED PRESS The season's first real hot spell kept a firm grip on Indiana today after sending temperatures soaring into the 90s throughoul Ihe state Sunday. No appreciable let-up in the warm, humid weather was expected before the end of the week, if tl)en. Sullry weather lured thousands of Hoosicrs to swimming pools, creeks, lakes and ponds, and six of them drowned as they sought relief from the heat. Temperatures hit 91 al Indianapolis, South Bend and Forl Wayne, and 93 at. Evansville Sunday. Only Lafuyclle on the five- city day - by - day temperature check missed 90, and then only by a single degree. The mercury slumped only lo If S y rm S d T? 8 <, n ' 8lll> clean-up operation. N affording hide relief. Tops rang- , ,' . . ,, ul ing in the 90s were due throughout SOM d ' Cd m tlle bt Hie state again this afternoon and Tuesday, and lows will bo in Uie 70s again tonight. The Weather Bureau's five-day outlook for the period Tuesday through Saturday called for near normal temperatures north to 2 to '1 degrees above normal south. Normal highs are 79 lo 89 and normal lows 59 to 70. "Continued warm Tuesday and a lidle warmer again around Thursday," the outlook .said. "A little cooler Wednesday and cooler again Friday or Saturday." The "liltie cooler Wednesday" outlook appeared lo clash with an outlook issued al Indianapolis this morning wi'iieh said "continued warm and humid" on Dial day. Forecasters explained, however. millions of persons thronged to parks and beaches Sunday in an effort to escape '.he 90 - degree plus temperatures. Eleven persons drowned in New England and one person died In a boating accident. Six persons drowned in Michigan, six in Indiana four each in Wisconsin, Illinois and two in New Jersey. Lightning Kills Golfers At Scranlon, Pa., throe golfers were killed Sunday and three others were injured when a bolt of lightning struck a tree where Uiey had taken shelter during a ' rainstorm. A physician at tin* Scranlon Country Club said all throe men died instantly. Red Cross workers and special crows moved into the St. Louis area to help in the mammoth Nineteen per- Louis area when his car rammed into a flooded gully In Nebraska. The worst single flood accident killed seven members of one family Saturday when their car was swept away by n wall of walcr near Beaufort, Mo. A lolal of 11.72 inches of rain swamped St. Louis in little more than 13 hours during a record downpour Friday night and Saturday.'Belleville, 111., southeast of SI. J/onis, was flooded will) a i;i,7!i-inch rainfall. Amounts up to HI inches and more were common throughout Ihe area. Floods Collapse Lovces Al least two levees crumbled In the St. Louis and southern Illinois areas Sunday from Ihe pressure of that wililc it may be cooler" i'. still would be "warm and humid." More widely scattered showers fell during ;.he hot weelu'iid, more were expected today, tonight, uesday, Wednesday and Friday 'a little ii'".' runoff. A number of families were evacuated from Ihe Wedgewood district of Kttsi Louis, III,, when n levee broke along a | drainage ditch. Near Vandalia. III., an estimated 10,000 additional acres of rich or Saturday, The outlook indicated farmland wore inundated when a precipitation the next live days i h'vee gnw wny on Ihe KaskiLskin will average .75 U> LSI) inches. jUivcr. About '10,000 acres of low- lying floodlnml were untter water, ruining crops, The Mississippi River climbed more than five fi-el as u resull of tho heavy rains, but remained within its hunks. II. S. lifi was blocked by floodwaters smillw.sl of SI. Louis Sat- urdny nnd mm-li of Sunday, forcing motorists lo bypass iho heavily travelled route. Other flooded highways included V. S, 50 in fho vicinity of Knsl SI. Louis and U. S. 40 near Troy, 111. There was no immediate overall estimate of I hi- storm damage, hut police ivitimaliid damage to Belleville alone would reach one million Court Frees 5 Convicted Coast Reds New Trinls Ordered for Others Convicted in ;952 of Advocating; Overthrow of Government WASHINGTON (UP) — The Supreme Court today freed five of M convicted California Ccmmu- nisls und ordered new trials for the other nine. All H were convicted in 1952 of conspiring to advocate the violent overthrow of this government. Local Driver Escapes Injury in Accident William E, Hosier, 3!>, city, 1 miraculously escaped injury Saturday evening when the gravel truck he was driving struck a bridge abutment and landed in the ditch on the norlh river road. Hosier was driving east around a curve, but the truck wasn't able to cross the bridge over a small creek because of a parked cur. He struck the bridge abutment and tore the rear wheels from the Train service in Ihe .storm nrcn resumed normal, schedules late Sunday after being delayed as much as !(! hours by flood waters. Ullmirf Knocked Out : ; , „•••-.•• Kloctric. and telephone service Justice John M. Harlan spoke .,,.,„ wa . s Krndll!ll iy restored At tho ... „ i i (. ( )u r i majonly In 'Hie 1 ' ••••-•• for a ARREST GI I''OR BANDITRY CAMP ZAMA; Japan (UP) — Pvt. Robert E. Holmes, 1!), Home Valley, Wash., was held by mill- - -— —- tary police al Uiis U.S. headquar-1 vehicle, which was damaged about ters camp loday on charges of try- WOO. Co-owner of Ihe Iruck Is fto- ing to i driver. hold up a Japanese taxi bert D. street. Siddall of 815 Biddle Derby Clinic Set Tuesday Youngsters interested in winning a share of the prizes and a Irlp lo the Akron, Ohio, international finals in Augusl are urged lo register for Logansporl's sixth annual All-American Soap Box derby, to be run on College Mill July 31. Derby Director Myers, who announced plans for n clinic at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at WSJ2 Derby Headquarters, advised boys from U to 15 years of age to start early planning for the construction of their racers. Forty-six boys are enrolled in the derby from the six-counly area. The race Is sponsored by Ihe Pharos-Tribune and Press in conjunc- lion wllh cooperating Chevrolcl dealers in the area. case. Justice Tom Clark dissented, lie would have affirmed the convictions. Justices Jingo L. ]>l«ck ami Wil- linm 0. Douglas also dissented, bul on grounds that, all the defendants .should have been acquitted Justices William J. Brcnnan Jr. ancl Charles 1C. Whitlaker did nol participate. Clark said "This court should not acquit any one here." "In Its loiyj history I find no. case in which an acquittal has | been ordered by this court solely on the facts," he added. "It is somewhat late lo start in now usurping the function of the jury, height, of Ihe storm, 135,000 homes and businesses in the two - stalo area were without electricity and some 2(1,000 phones' were knocked out. Violent winds and rain .slnimncr! across parts of rowa and Nebraska. .Sunday, causing now flooding. A. torn.-ulo hit near Ayrshire, Iowa, causing damage to farm building and killing cattle, jj n jl caused heavy damage to crops in Ihe area around Spencer and Storm Lake Iowa, ' Foiir-lo-six-inch rains also pound, cd western Kansas, nou'he.igt South Dakota, southwest Minnesota and eastern .Vcbnuku Sunday. . Other twisters struck near Slier- usurping me luncuon 01 i.ne jury, .^........» .IUU^-R near ancr- especially where now trials are to,™ 1 '"' ™ inn -. and Hill City, Kan. be held covering the sumc' No ma )f>r damage was reported charges." however. charges. Clark added: "It may be—although after today's opinion It is somewhat doubtful—that under the naw theories announced by the court for Smith The Iowa calns sent numerous streams from their banks In iho western part of the state, Inundating thousands of acres of farm, land. Some floods also were UHUUUUUCU \iy LIIU couri lor omjin "••*". "uim; uuuu* aiso were rc- Act prosecutions sufficient evi-! ported in Nebraska nnd Minnesota. dencc might be available on re mand. To say the least, the government should have an opportunity to present its evidence under these changed conditions." Weathermen predicted no imme. dlnle relief from the wave of hot, humid gulf air that oyerspreaij most of the eastern half of tho nation Sunday.

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